DVLA report reveals where UK's worst drivers live - and it's bad news for the North

The report shows the number of points handed out by the DVLA in postcodes across the country over the last year

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The DVLA have released figures showing where the UK’s worst drivers live.

The report shows the number of points handed out by the DVLA in postcodes across the country over the last year.

Points can be given to drivers for speeding, drink driving, driving while using a mobile phone and other offences.

They then remain on a licence for four years or 11 years, depending on the severity of the offence.

Drivers with more than 12 points can face a driving suspension.

The report revealed West Yorkshire residents are more likely to have accumulated points on their licence than any other UK postcode, with 3.97 per cent of drivers in Leeds carrying points.

Of 467,153 licences, 18,550 have received at least one point on their record.

Halifax came in second place, with 3,570 of 100,876 drivers (3.53 per cent) being given points.

Other areas included on the top five include Bradford, Huddersfield and Telford.

Postcodes in the top ten include Wakefield, Durham, Slough, Liverpool and Darlington,

This make’s Slough the home of the south's worst drivers with 2.93 per cent carrying points, Gloucester follows closely behind with 2.56 per cent.

The report shows Lerwick in the Shetland Islands homes the safest roads to drive on, with 0.75 per cent of their 15,743 drivers receiving points.

A new survey has suggested four out of five motorists want the Chancellor to cut duty or VAT on fuel.

An RAC poll released this week showed four out of five motorists want the Chancellor to cut duty or VAT on fuel.

Some 41% of those polled said they are driving less due to the cost of filling up, while 25% said they are being forced to cut spending on other items because of pump prices.

Oil prices surged immediately after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine but declined earlier this month, leading to a cut in wholesale costs for fuel retailers.

Fuel duty is currently levied at 57.95p per litre for petrol and diesel, with VAT at 20% charged on top of the total price.

Mr Sunak is reportedly preparing to cut fuel duty by up to 5p per litre.